Patrón Pop Up launch event

Patrón Tequila has hosted a VIP launch event at Sydney’s iconic Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) to launch the Patrón Pop Up bar that will be open to the public from 31st October – 16th February 2020 between 4 – 10pm from Wednesday – Sunday.

VIPs, influencers and media were the first to experience the venue, signature Patrón cocktails (including a cocktail inspired by the MCA’s SIAS exhibition with Cornelia Parker), paired food, Patrón Hacienda VR experience and tunes from friend of the brand, Jimmy2Sox tunes throughout the evening. As an ode to Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, there was a special performance by electric violinist, Jane Cho and bespoke Day of the Dead face painting for guests.

The Patrón Pop Up is inspired by the liquid masterpiece that is Patrón Tequila and is part of the Art of Patrón Precinct. Over 16 weeks, The Art of Patrón Precinct will showcase the different ways Patrón Tequila can be enjoyed, all within a 10 minute walk.

From the unique paired cocktail and food creations at Bar Patrón, to refreshing drinks at the iconic Quay outdoor bar and night cocktails at The Argyle.

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Anna Heinrich stars in Bras N Things' new lingerie campaign Enchanted - Undeniably feminine.

You’ll be enchanted by Bras N Things’ newest collection. A new look for Bras N Things, the collection celebrates women, redefines classic feminine style and is a nod to the constant evolution of fashion lingerie.

Exclusive to Bras N Things, Enchanted is a premium collection where the latest fashion trends meet luxury fabrics and decadent details, including embroidery and lace created exclusively for the range.

Anna Heinrich is the star of the campaign to launch Enchanted, a collection for women who are undeniably feminine, embrace their free spirit and never go out of style. Of the campaign, Anna said: “All women deserve to have the strength and confidence to be who they really are and Bras N Things really celebrate that. It’s one of the reasons I chose to do my first ever lingerie campaign with them. I love everything about this collection – it looks gorgeous, it’s made for comfort and I love the way I feel when I wear it. These are beautiful pieces you can wear every day, not just on special occasions.”

Delicate floral lace and embroidery conjure relaxed boho vibes throughout the collection while classic white, dreamy peach satin and quilting details create an elegant vintage feel. For a striking sophisticated look, choose caging details and pieces with vibrant teal, red and lime tones. Complete the set by adding your choice of a range of matching briefs including – Brazilian, v-string, high waisted and suspender.

Bras N Things’ GM of Product Francesca Anderson said: “We designed Enchanted specifically for women who love to be on trend and have fun mixing boho looks with luxury and vintage elements – like satin, embroidery and rose gold trims. This range includes lots of underwire options, which are very popular at the moment, but also offer soft bralettes, push up cups and demi-cups for a vintage feel. This is a new style of collection for Bras N Things but a natural extension of our range which both our new and loyal customers will love.”

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “Women deserve to feel beautiful and enjoy a little luxury every day, and our Enchanted collection is a gift every woman can give herself. This campaign is all about showcasing the feminine, free spirited and classic charm that sets the collection apart and Anna is the embodiment of these qualities. Working with Anna was an absolute dream and I know our customers will love her in this campaign which is inspired by timeless style that will leave you feeling Enchanted.”

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Pommery unveils new Blanc de Blancs at Art Gallery of NSW

Just in time for Spring Carnival and summer entertaining, Champagne Pommery has unveiled its newest Blanc de Blancs NV.

Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from the northern terrain of the Montagne de Reims and the hills of Nogent l’Abbesse, this harmonious combination of terrains allows this Cuvée to express an astounding freshness and  maturity worthy of an Apanage.

The newly released Pommery Apanage Blanc de Blancs has a strong Spring freshness on the nose with subtle floral notes of jasmine, as well as acacia, linden and citrus fruit. The initial taste allows the fresh apple to takeover with the balance of the final notes being the subtle flavour of yellow grapefruit.

This new release continues in the Pommery tradition of excellence, innovation and a gastronomic selection of fine Cuvées, perfect for enjoying now.

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The Ritz-Carlton returns to Australia with 100th hotel worldwide

Marriott International Inc has welcomed Australia’s top business executives and luxury brand leaders including Sydney property developer John Boyd, Philip Corne (Louis Vuitton), Brioney Prier (Christian Dior Couture) and John Mutton (Burberry), to an opulent dinner to celebrate the triumphant return of The Ritz-Carlton to Australia, due when its 100th hotel opens in Perth next month.

Hosted by Lisa Holladay, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton and Bruce Ryde, Vice President, Luxury Brands and Brand Marketing, Asia Pacific Marriott International, the intimate invite-only event took place at John Boyd’s private Sydney penthouse, ‘Sky Mansion’, atop the ANZ Tower in Liberty Place showcasing jawdropping views across the Sydney city skyline.

The supper also welcomed media and VIP guests including Skye Leckie, Annie Cannon-Brookes and travel instagram star Tara Whiteman, as well as other key Marriott International executives including Victor Clavell, Vice President, Luxury Brands and Marketing (Asia Pacific) to be part of the milestone celebration.

Showcasing the culinary talent of The Ritz-Carlton properties around the world, two Michelin star Spanish chef of Enoteca at Hotel Arts Barcelona (of The Ritz-Carlton Spain), Paco Pérez curated a stunning six-course native Australian menu, in collaboration with Jed Gerrard, Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. Hero dishes included Abrolhos Island scallops,  lobster with ‘bolognese’ sauce and Mottainai Lamb, paired with a special Western Australian wine list in a nod to the new opening. For a sweet finish, guests were treated to cape gooseberry, raspberry and native thyme.

One of Australia’s most powerful voices, Katie Noonan and the Australian String Quartet entertained guests with tracks from her album The Glad Tomorrow which had its world premiere in a special one-off performance at the Sydney Opera House.

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Sydney Children's Hospital SunSCHine Gala Raises Over 1.1 Million Dollars

The red carpet was rolled out for Australia’s favourite celebrities and close to five hundred of Sydney’s finest to celebrate the tenth annual fundraising event, sunSCHine. The event raised over a staggering one million dollars for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. An overwhelming result, adding to the $4.5 million raised over the last nine years by the Foundation’s signature event.

The highly anticipated sold out event which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, featured comedian Mary Coustas, also known as ‘Effie’, as event MC, with notable guests including Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes, Guy and Jules Sebastian, Blainey North, Camilla Franks, Camilla Freeman-Topper, Darren Palmer, Nicky Zimmerman, Noni Smith, Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull, to name a few.

Celebrity Chef, Justin North treated guests to a decadent three course meal as they were entertained by Aria Award-winning artists Guy Sebastian and Samantha Jade.

Guests supported the cause through raffles and both live and silent auctions. There were over 70 impressive prizes up for grabs including a pearl harvest experience by Autore; one-of-a-kind House Of K’dor iridescent 10 carat London blue topaz, elegantly encased in 18k white gold, 18k rose gold and 1.20 carat round brilliant cut diamond being F in colour and Vs1 in clarity; a private jet for the day for ten people; luxury yacht charter for 20 people on Shadow with catering by celebrity chef Clancy Atkinson; and a five night Soneva getaway with three guests at a private villa in Thailand.

“The heart and compassion of everyone who has supported sunSCHine – from the fabulous committee to supporters – has helped raise more than $4.5 million for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to date. We are very fortunate for their generosity and their decade-long legacy of making a difference in the lives of sick kids,” said Nicola Stokes, CEO at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

The generosity continued well into the night as mum, Maria Stratilas, spoke of how her daughter, 15-year-old Tia, suffered a ruptured brain aneurism, blood clot and subsequent stroke. After life-saving surgery, once Tia woke up from her induced coma, she had to learn how to eat, walk and talk again. She spent almost nine months at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

The tenth anniversary also saw committee members Sarah Hogan (Co-Chair and MPA Presenting Partner) Nicky Love Joye (Co-Chair), Ellie Aiken (Deputy Chair), Marnie Skilliings (Creative Director) and Juliana Medich, welcome the arrival of several new committee members this year including Annie Cannon-Brookes, Leah Bischoff, Ortenzia Borre, Dana Lewis, Chloe Podgornik and Natalie Salha.

“SunSCHine 2019 was an amazing success and our best event ever. I am incredibly proud to have served on the committee for the last five years, and as co-chair for the past two years, with what is a truly extraordinary group of women. SunSCHine’s emergence as one of Australia’s most powerful philanthropic initiatives is a tribute to our partners, friends, patrons and many supporters who have actively invested in the well-being of the children of today and tomorrow,” said Nicky Love Joye, Co-Chair of sunSCHine.

The Funds raised from the night will continue to support the latest equipment, like Vital Signs Monitors, ground-breaking research, and the best and brightest people, to help give sick kids in Hospital the very best care.

The evening concluded as guests celebrated on the dancefloor with DJ Peter Dolso. To learn more about SunSCHine go to: www.schf.org.au

Source: SunSCHine